Today I am honoured to be able to welcome fellow Rave Reviews Book Club member Harmony Kent to my blog for a brief stop and get to know you session... or at least get to know her latest work, Polish Your Prose which is well worth the looking if you happen to be editing your own book.
Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4Wills Publishing and my fantastic host for today! You can find details of my other stops here: 4Wills Author Page
I published my first book, THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN, in May 2013. I soon followed this up with the award winning mystery/thriller THE GLADE in November 2013, and my first Young Adult fiction book, ELEMENTAL EARTH, in July 2014.
Today, I am promoting my latest work, POLISH YOUR PROSE. This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.
Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.
Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.
As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.
Excerpt from the foreword, written by Rave Reviews Book Club’s very own Nonnie Jules!
“POLISH YOUR PROSE has a chapter on just about every writing issue imaginable! Confused about 1st, 2nd and 3rd person? It’s in there! Past & Present tense got you stumped? It’s in there! Singles and Plurals throwing you for a loop? There’s a chapter on those, too! Harmony covers it all.
There’s never a replacement for having your written work professionally edited, but you can always make the job easier on your editor and maybe even a bit less costly for your pocketbook if you begin the job yourself. Following the rules outlined in POLISH YOUR PROSE is just what you need to get on the right road to producing your best work ever!
I highly recommend this book to writers who are just entering the field, as well as those veterans who might just need a brush-up. Rules do change, you know. There’s no need to be in the dark anymore about what’s right and what’s wrong with your writing. Harmony has summed it all up for you in a pretty little package she calls, POLISH YOUR PROSE!”
Link to Youtube book trailer movie.
You can pick up your copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE here:
Links for my other books:
You will also find me in the soon-to-be-released Rave Reviews Book Club Anthology: RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL, and the All Authors Magazine Anthology: CONCORDANT VIBRANCY.
My website is http://harmonykent.co.uk
I’m also on twitter: @harmony_kent
Thanks for stopping by!
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